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Event Organiser: Offshore Engineering Society

19th Annual Film Evening, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 05 December 2018
  • 18:00 - 20:00
19th Annual Film Evening, London

About this event

Films in this year’s packed event will once again cover a wide variety of diverse topics, spanning a period of over 50 years of offshore engineering:

  1. Operation PLUTO (4min 56sec)
    Archive newsreel from 1945 on the World War 2 “Pipe Lines Under the Ocean” project
  2. Deepwater J-lay pipeline installation (2min 50sec)
    Animation showing the J-lay technique
  3. Heerema then (11min 23sec)
    Promotional film (from circa 1980) covering the very early days of Heerema
  4. Valemon jacket (12min 55sec)
    Fabrication of jacket and installation in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea in 2012
  5. F16-A installation (17min 01sec)
    Loadout and installation of jacket and topsides in Dutch sector of North Sea in 2004
  6. Arkun Dagi float-over (1min 31sec)
    Float-over of topsides on gravity base structure offshore Sakalin Island, Russia, in 2014
  7. Murchison topsides decommissioning (5min 39sec)
    Removal of topsides in UK sector of North Sea in 2016
  8. Miller decommissioning (8min 30sec)
    Removal of topsides and jacket in UK sector of North Sea, from 2017 to 2018
  9. Equinor’s highlights – summer 2018 (4min 24sec)
    Various recent offshore activities
  10. The suction bucket jacket (6min 01sec)
    Installation of suction bucket jacket in Borkum Riffgrud 1 windfarm, Denmark, in 2014
  11. Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating windfarm (9min 12sec)
    Installation of 5 floating wind turbines, offshore Peterhead, in 2017
  12. Decommissioning of Vindeby offshore windfarm (5min 24sec)
    Removal of the world’s first offshore windfarm, in Denmark, in 2014

The above playlist is subject to change.


Ray Hobbs BSc, PhD, CMarEng, CEng

Dr Ray Hobbs has been active in the offshore industry for almost 45 years and, following a long career in Lloyd’s Register as head of its geotechnical team has, for some 18 years, been a successful independent consultant covering both the oil and gas and renewables sectors. As well as desk work he has made frequent trips offshore, ranging from installation of Piper Alpha in 1976 to Clair Ridge DP in 2013 and, as client representative, on countless offshore site investigations.

He is a former chairman and current long-term committee member of OES and sits on API, ISO, IOGP and BSI code-writing committees covering offshore geotechnics, as well as the SUT Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics committee and the British Geotechnical Association executive committee. He actively contributed to writing ISO 19901-8 (Marine Soil Investigations) and SUT Guidance Notes on ground investigations for offshore renewables. He was on the organising committee for the 2017 and earlier OSIG conferences, and served on IMarEST’s Technical Affairs Committee.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elira Alushi

e: [email protected]